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Some of the many varieties of mint made clear. Commercial Cultivation of peppermint and spearmint dates from 1750 in England; by 1790 the industry had migrated to the United States. Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) is primarily grown today in the fertile, sandy loam soils of the Pacific Northwest; “native” spearmint (M. spicata) and Scotch spearmint […]Read more »
Going on a road trip is an exciting experience that enriches the soul and helps expand our horizons. That being said, it’s often accompanied by various nuisances, from digestion problems and sleep disturbances to daunting car issues. In this article, we’re listing travel and herbal basics you should cross off from your travel checklist. Have […]Read more »
Cooking is an art, even if the only thing you can cook is a microwaved baked potato. You have to know how to balance the ingredients and bring them to perfection. One missing ingredient and you could miss out on a great meal. Sometimes when people cook, they skip over some of the herbs and […]Read more »
Herbs can be a benefit to an Olympian or the Olympian in us all and peak athletic performance starts with sound nutrition. A diet full of fruits, vegetables, and protein are essential to build and maintain the body. Small, nutrient dense meals both before and after a workout can help maintain energy and facilitate quick […]Read more »
I’ve had an unusual amount of headaches lately. Instead of reaching each time for a couple of ibuprofen, which can cause ulcers and increase bleeding in the stomach if taken on a regular basis, I’ve been looking into some natural remedies for headache relief. Aromatherapy for Headaches Peppermint oil: Rubbing a few drops of peppermint oil on your temples has […]Read more »
DIY Herbal Tincture with Peppermint Leaf Video by Mother Earth Living Making herbal tinctures is exceptionally simple and takes only a few ingredients: 80 proof alcohol, water, and the herbs you wish to use. Peppermint leaf is used in this video and is great for treating stomach aches, motion sickness and morning sickness. As with making […]Read more »
How to Identify Peppermint and Spearmint Video by Mother Earth Living Associate Editor Gina DeBacker answers the reader-submitted question, “How can you distinguish peppermint from spearmint?” For more great videos check out MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends on YouTube!Read more »
Help Reduce Allergy Symptoms Naturally Spring is here and for many of us that means allergy season. Herbal teas, essential oil blends, and environmental modifications are great places to start to help reduce allergy symptoms naturally. To have the most effective and optimal results, begin by seeing your allergist or medical professional find which specific allergies affect […]Read more »